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Voyager Disk reference card. (Credit: Gizmodo) Voyager I is now officially flying into interstellar space. In the future, an alien spaceship may come across it. When they do, they will find two things: a golden disk and a record player. How to interpret the instructions on the cover.

Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin Voyager 1 & 2 probes continue their journeys out of th e Solar System, sending information home. Mona Evans, "Voyagers - Preparing for the Grand Tour"

Voyager Plasma Wave Science (PWS) observations. Colors show wave amplitude - red is most intense & blue least intense. The sound reproduces the amplitude & frequency of the waves. The frequency is directly related to the number of electrons detected per unit volume. There are two notable events. In the second, the electron density continually increases with time as the craft moves outwards from the heliopause into interstellar space.

Voyager 1 enters interstellar space. An excellent graphic, except that it's titled "Exiting the Solar System". Voyager 1 is still well within the Solar System. (Credit: Andrew Barr, Joshua Learn, Richard Johnson, National Post) Mona Evans, "Voyager 1 - the First Starship"

Overview descriptions of the Heliosphere, its components; Heliotail, Bow Shock, Termination Shock, Heliopause, Heliosheath; and the missions that study the it: Voyager and IBEX.

▶ New Horizons (Tribute). Hundreds of images from NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto stitched together in retro newsreel form with audio of American science fiction author Ray Bradbury reading his beautiful poem "If Only We Had Taller Been." On Nov. 12, 1971, on the eve of NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft going into orbit at Mars, Bradbury took part in a symposium at Caltech During that event, Ray Bradbury read his poem, "If Only We Had Taller Been." (Credit: NPR's Skunk Bear Produced by…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Precision Pointing: It's a Matter of Scale

The Kepler Space Telescope. Precision Pointing: It's a Matter of Scale. (Image credit: NASA Ames/Wendy Stenzel.) The next time you're asked to pass the salt think of the Kepler space telescope, and share its story. Mona Evans, "Searching for Extrasolar Planets"

Scientists Celebrate Ten Years since Cassini-Huygens Landing on Titan 1/16/15 by Artist concept showing the descent and landing of Huygens. (Image credit: NASA / JPL / ESA) Mona Evans, "Titan - Planet-sized Moon of Saturn"

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New Horizons

New Horizons spacecraft (artist's concept). [Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI)] New Horizons is a mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.